BIK1 / YCL029C Overview

Standard Name
BIK1 1
Systematic Name
ARM5 , PAC14 6
Feature Type
ORF , Verified
Microtubule-associated protein; component of the interface between microtubules and the kinetochore; involved in sister chromatid separation and mitotic spindle elongation; involved in karyogamy during mating; stabilizes Kip2p at microtubule plus ends and recruits Kip2p to mitotic SPBs; essential in polyploid cells but not in haploid or diploid cells; promotes plus-end directed movement of Dyn1p; ortholog of mammalian CLIP-170 2 3 4 5
Name Description
BIlateral Karyogamy defect 1
Comparative Info
Sequence Details


The S. cerevisiae Reference Genome sequence is derived from laboratory strain S288C. Download DNA or protein sequence, view genomic context and coordinates. Click "Sequence Details" to view all sequence information for this locus, including that for other strains.

Protein Details


Basic sequence-derived (length, molecular weight, isoelectric point) and experimentally-determined (median abundance, median absolute deviation) protein information. Click "Protein Details" for further information about the protein such as half-life, abundance, domains, domains shared with other proteins, protein sequence retrieval for various strains, physico-chemical properties, protein modification sites, and external identifiers for the protein.

Length (a.a.)
Mol. Weight (Da)
Isoelectric Point
Median Abundance (molecules/cell)
1830 +/- 1007
Half-life (hr)


Curated mutant alleles for the specified gene, listed alphabetically. Click on the allele name to open the allele page. Click "SGD search" to view all alleles in search results. Click "YeastMine" to view all alleles in YeastMine.

View all BIK1 alleles in SGD search | YeastMine

Gene Ontology Details

Gene Ontology

GO Annotations consist of four mandatory components: a gene product, a term from one of the three Gene Ontology (GO) controlled vocabularies (Molecular Function, Biological Process, and Cellular Component), a reference, and an evidence code. SGD has manually curated and high-throughput GO Annotations, both derived from the literature, as well as computational, or predicted, annotations. Click "Gene Ontology Details" to view all GO information and evidence for this locus as well as biological processes it shares with other genes.

Microtubule-binding protein involved in 2-micrometer plasmid partitioning, nuclear migration and karyogamy during mating, mitotic spindle elongation, and negative regulation of microtubule polymerization; has protein homodimerization activity; localizes to kinetochores, microtubule plus-ends, the mating projection tip, the cell cortex, and the spindle and spindle pole body

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Molecular Function

Manually Curated

Cellular Component

Manually Curated
Phenotype Details


Phenotype annotations for a gene are curated single mutant phenotypes that require an observable (e.g., "cell shape"), a qualifier (e.g., "abnormal"), a mutant type (e.g., null), strain background, and a reference. In addition, annotations are classified as classical genetics or high-throughput (e.g., large scale survey, systematic mutation set). Whenever possible, allele information and additional details are provided. Click "Phenotype Details" to view all phenotype annotations and evidence for this locus as well as phenotypes it shares with other genes.

Non-essential gene; null mutant has both a decreased growth rate and competitive fitness and is both heat and cold sensitive; diploid null mutant displays a reduced number and length of cytoplasmic microtubules, short and broken anaphase spindles, and abnormally positioned nuclei resulting in anucleate and multinucleate cells; null mutant has a strong bilateral karyogamy defect; null mutant has an elevated rate of chromosome loss, is benomyl sensitive and displays an increased fraction of cells with nuclear extensions at the nuclear envelope; overexpression results in chromosomal instability, and a large-budded cell cycle arrest where cells contain a single nucleus located in or near the neck and abnormal cytoplasmic microtubules; heterozygous null mutant is haploproficient
Interaction Details


Interaction annotations are curated by BioGRID and include physical or genetic interactions observed between at least two genes. An interaction annotation is composed of the interaction type, name of the interactor, assay type (e.g., Two-Hybrid), annotation type (e.g., manual or high-throughput), and a reference, as well as other experimental details. Click "Interaction Details" to view all interaction annotations and evidence for this locus, including an interaction visualization.

494 total interactions for 252 unique genes

Physical Interactions

  • Affinity Capture-MS: 31
  • Affinity Capture-RNA: 4
  • Affinity Capture-Western: 14
  • Biochemical Activity: 6
  • Co-crystal Structure: 1
  • Co-fractionation: 1
  • Co-localization: 6
  • Co-purification: 1
  • PCA: 7
  • Protein-peptide: 1
  • Proximity Label-MS: 2
  • Reconstituted Complex: 12
  • Two-hybrid: 63

Genetic Interactions

  • Dosage Growth Defect: 2
  • Negative Genetic: 228
  • Phenotypic Enhancement: 6
  • Phenotypic Suppression: 2
  • Positive Genetic: 17
  • Synthetic Growth Defect: 27
  • Synthetic Lethality: 62
  • Synthetic Rescue: 1
Regulation Details


The number of putative Regulators (genes that regulate it) and Targets (genes it regulates) for the given locus, based on experimental evidence. This evidence includes data generated through high-throughput techniques. Click "Regulation Details" to view all regulation annotations, shared GO enrichment among regulation Targets, and a regulator/target diagram for the locus.

Expression Details


Expression data are derived from records contained in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), and are first log2 transformed and normalized. Referenced datasets may contain one or more condition(s), and as a result there may be a greater number of conditions than datasets represented in a single clickable histogram bar. The histogram division at 0.0 separates the down-regulated (green) conditions and datasets from those that are up-regulated (red). Click "Expression Details" to view all expression annotations and details for this locus, including a visualization of genes that share a similar expression pattern.

Literature Details


All manually curated literature for the specified gene, organized into topics according to their relevance to the gene (Primary Literature, Additional Literature, or Review). Click "Literature Details" to view all literature information for this locus, including shared literature between genes.